|Look closely. This sign is made out of jelly beans.|
I kind of feel like I need to make up for showing you all those dead and about-to-be-dead chickens last week. In a 180 degree turnaround, I'm focusing this post on the sweet treats of Goofy's Candy Company in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
When we first decided to visit DisneyWorld in Florida last year, what do you think was one of the first things my daughter put on the To Do list? Pictures with Anna and Elsa from Frozen? Nope. Thank goodness because the line for that character greeting was 3 hours long. A princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique nestled in Cinderella's Castle? Nope. My girl has never been the "princessy" type unless it's Princess Peach from Mario Brothers. Instead, she is one, giant walking sweet tooth. She takes after both her parents. So, when she said she wanted to visit Goofy's Candy Company, there wasn't much arm twisting to convince the rest of the family to go along.
|Truer things have never been said.|
Like all other things Disney, this store goes above and beyond what you'd expect to find in a regular place in the real world. Sure, there's sour balls and gummi bears, but there's also a wall of frozen slushy dispensers in a multitude of flavors and an incredible selection of other delights to more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Some of them are part of the Disney Dining Plan's snack allotment, too.
|Caramel apples dressed up like Disney characters|
|Caramel apples, Cake pops, and pretzel rods and strawberries dipped in chocolate|
|Cookies and Macarons|
|Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treat as big as a dinner plate|
The middle of the store is where they make many of the treats. Huge vats of melted chocolate or caramel scent the air. One lady was busy with a rubber mallet hammering sticks into giant apples before dipping and decorating them. It was fun to watch the sweets in different stages of the production process.
|Marshmallows stacked on the end of Mickey twisty straws waiting to become...|
|Chocolate and sugar dipped marshmallow Mickey treats|
The absolute best part of the store, and the entire reason why my girl wanted to visit Goofy's Candy Company, is the Create Your Own Treat option.
Start by filling out your selection sheet. So many choices! It took a while for them to make everything. Don't plan on dashing in and out.
My teen opted for customizing a Mickey Krispy Rice Treat.
|Dipped in dark chocolate then covered in chopped peanuts|
|White chocolate drizzle on top|
|The finished product|
My other son and my daughter each picked a Caramel Apple.
|Being dipped in milk chocolate|
|Covered in crushed Oreo crumbs|
The biggest problem you'll have is finishing it. These things are huge.
|So much apple|
My hubby also discovered that caramel apples are really hard to cut with a plastic knife if you're planning on sharing them. Sometimes, all a kid can do is pick it up, open wide, and take a bite.
|Caramel apple dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkles with white chocolate drizzle|
Do you have a sweet tooth? What treat would you pick?
This post is part of the following linkups. Check them out for more around-the-world travel inspiration.
- Travel Photo Thursday on Budget Travelers Sandbox
- Weekend Wanderlust at Justin plus Lauren, A Brit and a Southerner, A Southern Gypsy, Carmen's Luxury Travel and Outbound Adventurer
- Friday Postcards at Walking On Travels
- Weekend Travel Inspiration on Reflections Enroute, Albom Adventures, Families Go, Contented Travellers, The Crowded Planet, Bay Essence and Safari 254.
- Sunday Traveler at Pack Me To..., Chasing the Donkey, A Southern Gypsy, The Fairytale Traveler, and Ice Cream & Permafrost